Wednesday, 14 December 2011


OOOH Lookie !! :D See what I've got! Some of Lunch Lady Jan's Gorgeous Christmas bunting which I won in her Blog Candy giveaway! It didn't half make me smile I can tell you! Some beautiful fabrics and it will go perfectly in my kitchen which is Morrocan Red! :D I have two big chunky white shelves above the dining table which usually hold my christmas cards but this year will be an exception!! So a HUGE great big THANK YOU to Jan for cheering me up! :D for my desk...... hmm not really too much going on just now...just a few hand crafted gifts that I'm getting ready for Christmas pressies for the 'girls' in my family ... I am expecting some more 'crafty stuff' to arrive later today so I have a few others to get on with.  This year will be a handcrafted gift for everyone because I'm a wee bit skint!... Dole money doesn't go very far I'm afraid *sighs* Oh how I could really do with a wee job right now...

Right....Just another quick photo to show you then I'm off to get 'sorted'.. lol... Here is a photo of THAT bargain "wee" Christmas tree I mentioned in an earlier post! lol....

Yup! It's THAT big! It nearly touches the ceiling lol....I had to stand on a chair to reach the top of it....must have another look through my deccies for it though because I can't find the star for the top!'s a photo of the price tags on the box... I mean I just HAD to show you what I thought was the bargain of the century!! ( the photo isn't sideways the box is)!! So I'm sorry if you all have to try and be contortionists to see it properly lol!!

Right that's me done for the day! Why don't you all pop over to Julia's  and see what's on everyone else crafts Desks!

Have a great WOYWW despite the horrible weather!

Take care

Jackie x


okienurse said...

WOW what a bargain! Love the tree, love the bunting, and the purple present looks very interesting. I can't tell what it is from the picture. Is it a scarf? Thanks for sharing! Have a great week and Happy Holidays! Vickie #35

jude said...

Wow you certainly got a bargain there girlie.Im sure will bring you more enjoyment knowing it was abargain price.I doubt i would have spent £199 for a tree anyway what where homebase thinking
Enjoy your wednesday
hugs judex10

Neil said...

Good morning; thought I'd pop in to say Hi quickly. Hope you have a fabulous and creative week. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us today. What a bargain tree too; but I can beat that as I have one on my loft that is almost two metres high and I paid the princley sum of 5pence for it about 4 years ago (originally £40.00)
Neil #13

Helen said...

Well done on the banner candy! It looks great, and good going with the handmade gifts. I am off tomorrow to do my shopping - hopefully!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

HOW MUCH did you save???? That's amazing! I even showed DH who was also very impressed. Well done you!
The purple scarf is looking good. You're a brave lass tackling crochet, it's the one thing I can't get my head around, sigh..
So glad the bunting arrived and that you like it, sounds as if you've got the right spot for it :)
Hugs, LLJ #34 xx
PS Hope you're not blown away by all this atrocious weather you're having :(

Ann B said...

Huge congrats on your win, the bunting looks very cheery and will fir perfectly in your red kitchen. Fantastic bargain on the tree as well - makes you feel good finding one like that.
Ann B #27

ScrappnBee said...

The tree looks great! Esp. at that price! You definately earned your black belt in shopping with that one! Congrats on winning the bunting from LLJ! It looks awesome. Good luck with finishing up the pressies! Happy WOYWW! -Amanda 29

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

You have my ikea pencil holders I noticed... don't you just love them... great Christmas tree too... it is huge!!!

May said...

What a bargain, love that bunting its fantastic, your gifts look super, thank you for sharing, Hugs May x x x x

505whimsygirl said...

The bunting looks great - lucky you to have won!!!

The tree looks great too!


Shoshi said...

Hi Jackie, and thanks for your comment on my blog. My pressie wrapping is pretty vaiable - sometimes I get the bit between my teeth and spend hours trying to get it right and really posh (like this last lot) and other times it's just thrown together - all depends how I fel lol!! Hope to do some more after we return from my uncle's funeral.

I'm sure the recipients of your Christmas presents will be glad for your skint-ness (if there's such a word!!) if it means you've made them something special rather than just going out and buying it!! More power to your crafting elbow if not to your bank balance!! Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #58

Annie said...

I'm doing a quick drop in on the WOYWW desks to see what you've all been up to this week. Looks like we are all busy busy this week getting ready for the big day.
Have a great week.
A x
ps if you would like to support me I am looking out for votes for my poppy pic. Please pop over to my blog and follow the links if you have a spare minute.

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Love that Pennant Banner! Happy WOYWW 132!!

Shirley Pumpkin #63